Date of birth:
Place of birth:
- Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Professor Doctor of Sciences
Membership in the Academy:
- corresponding member – Department of Social Sciences (1/30/1997 – …)
Stjepan Krasić, a Croatian historian and Dominican, was born on October 6, 1938 in Čitluk near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He attended philosophical and theological studies in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, where he was ordained in 1965. He continued his studies in theology in Rome, where he received his Doctorate in Historical Dissertation in Latin (Congregatio Ragusina Ord. The praed. 1487-1550 ), published 1972 by the Historical Institute of the Dominican Order in Rome. At the Paleographic and Diplomatic School in the Vatican, he graduated in ancillary historical sciences (paleography, archivist and diplomatics). At the Pontifical University, Gregoriani received his Doctorate in Church History in 1985 with a dissertation in Italian on the Dubrovnik polyhistor and diplomat Stjepan Grad: Stefano Gradić (1613-1683). Diplomatico e Prefetto della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
He is president of the Croatian Historical Institute in Rome and editor-in-chief of Angelicum magazine. He is an adviser to the Congregation for the Proclamation of Saints in the Vatican, he is a member of the Historical Institute of the Dominican Order in Rome, the Croatian Historical Institute in Rome and the Croatian PEN Club. He has published eight books in Croatian, Latin and Italian of scientific content and over a hundred scientific treatises and articles of historical content. In his scientific research work, he mainly deals with the history of the Dominican order in Croatia.
More important works: Dubrovačka dominikanska kongregacija (1487–1550) (Congregatio Ragusina Ord. Praed. (1487–1550), 1972), Stjepan Gradić: (1613–1683): život i djelo (1987), Ivan Dominik Stratiko: (1732–1799): život i djelo (1991), Generalno učilište Dominikanskog reda u Zadru ili »Universitas Jadertina«: 1396–1807 (1996), Dominikanci: povijest Reda u hrvatskim krajevima (1997), Pet stoljeća dominikanske nazočnosti u Korčuli: 1498–1998 (1998), Počelo je u Rimu: katolička obnova i normiranje hrvatskoga jezika u XVII. stoljeću (2009), Nastanak i razvoj školstva od antike do srednjega vijeka (2012).
In 1997 he was elected as a correspondent member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Social Sciences.